Best DVD player
Among standard DVD players, the Sony DVP-SR500H is about the best you can do without moving up to Blu-ray. The Sony DVP-SR500H is an upconverting DVD player, so it can scale a standard-definition DVD to match the higher resolution of an HDTV. It supports DVDs, CDs, MP3s and JPEG picture slideshows, and reviewers love the playback-resume feature, which remembers where you left off for up to six DVDs. Users say the Sony DVP-SR500H is easy to set up, and its compact design won't take up much space in your home entertainment center. Some owners do wish the remote control had an eject button, and we saw a few complaints that the DVD player freezes far too often. A few complain of players that have died after a short time.